Louring as far as the eye can see
the sky as dark as a stormy sea
when an early gleam of golden light
illuminates the apple tree

Apples swollen with summer rain
the time is ripe for pie again
but Autumn looms with encroaching chill
and ever shorter days.

The patio flowers are fading fast, bright colour has all but disappeared
leaving spent stalks and withered buds.  I can’t summon the energy to find happier words than those just written to share with  dVerse Open Link Night.



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23 Responses to September

  1. Actually, it’s not that unhappy – there’s a glimpse of hope: when an early gleam of golden light
    illuminates the apple tree

    And this is a lovely image: Apples swollen with summer rain/the time is ripe for pie again

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  2. Ah.. frUit of fAll..
    Apples sinG a sad refrain
    of killing frost
    and reigning
    but eYes
    of Love so
    Warm and
    to WaRM..:)

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  3. MarinaSofia says:

    The shorter day does make me sad too – but what a bounty of fruit? Bittersweet poetry there – and I had to look up ‘louring’ – great word!

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  4. Bryan Ens says:

    Wouldn’t it be nice if we could have the apple pie AND hang on to summer?

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  5. x says:

    mmm I could go for some pie about now . Our grape arbor has gone to vine. The pears fallen. It will soon be time. I do love fall though.

    Hope some sun finds you viv to brighten the weekend .

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  6. Sorry you are feeling a little glum. September brings mixed feelings for all of us.


  7. Each season has its gifts and apples are among those of autumn, but like you, I’m sad to see summer on its way out.

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  8. kanzensakura says:

    There used to be a field across the way and there were several old apple and pear trees that survived from an old homestead. It was wonderful to go over and gather the windfalls and often those within reach of an under 5′ person and then make pies and perseveres. Alas, a subdivision is being built and those trees are gone. Myself and the wood creatures have had a source of food and fun taken away. It is 98F here today and will not get cool until mid-October. I envy that autumn chill. How wonderful you can use those windfalls for pie and jelly. A source of smiles for sure. This is a very nice write.

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  9. I love that you find the bliss in apple pie… that line made me smile.. yes there us that and crabs and fireplaces…


  10. b_y says:

    We’re going into Labor Day weekend, traditional end of summer. Forecast is for 96 degrees today, and high to mid nineties through next week. Want to swap?


  11. Sanaa Rizvi says:

    Ah yes.. the seasonal changes bring along moments of wistfulness with it.


  12. catterel says:

    Your bouncy rhythm belies the gloomy tone – there’s still a golden ray of light shining through. Think mulled cider!

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  13. katechiconi says:

    I do sympathise with your seasonal tristesse. Spring is breaking out all over down here. I do wish I could bring you here to toast your bones in the sunshine…

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  14. kreemer says:

    There a smile in there! Enjoyed.

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  15. tialys says:

    It’s a bit like that here too. Autumn seems to hit all of a sudden doesn’t it? I’ve got so many windfalls and can’t get to them before the insects so I’ve been lobbing them over the fence for the wild boar who sometimes wander down at night.

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